Glider allows you to:

Easily format visual content for your display

Your display may have a weird aspect ratio, or be composed of multiple displays, or have a bezel grid running through it. Glider will allow you to format your content to accommodate your display's particularities.

Make things change over time

Set up content to appear, disappear, and change over time, in arbitrarily complicated (or simple!) sequences.

Distribute content over many displays

You want your display wall to show one thing, a separate monitor to show something else, and your viewers' smartphone something else again. Glider will allow you to tag content for different displays, creating a coordinated, distributed display environment.

Control one display device from another

Control a display wall from a smartphone, let the display wall change what's on an audience's mobile devices, or any one of a number of configurations. Glider will have message-passing between display devices built in.

Project Details

Project status

We have an alpha! It's quirky and buggy and there is still lots of work to be done before a production-ready release, but there's enough there to start to play around and get a rough idea.

Please check out our demo page on Glitch. If you want to try making your own Glider flight, Glitch allows you to "remix" its content, giving you your own editable copy. Make a change, see what happens. And if you do, please let us know!

Glider is being planned and developed at the Brown University Library. It is funded by, and a proud member of, the Immersive Scholar project at NCSU Libraries. If you're interested in finding out more, please do contact us.